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Mais Oui! 11 Favorites from the French Scullery

Every time we look behind the scenes in French kitchens, we discover an arsenal of new (and not-so-new) must-haves. Here are a few of the things we’re coveting:

N.B.: Featured image via Le Repère des Belettes, from Shopper’s Diary: The French Finishing Touch from Le Repère des Belettes.

Merci Recycled Glass Bottles
Above: A Recycled Glass Bottle is €9 from Merci, home to some of the best housewares browsing in Paris.
Laguiole Sommelier Wine Opener from Cook's Atelier
Above: A stainless steel and bone Sommelier Wine Opener (€275) made by La Forge de Laguiole for The Cook’s Atelier, a cooking school and culinary shop in Burgundy run by an American mother and daughter.
Marius Fabre Wall-Mounted Soap from Boston General Store
Above: For the kitchen and bathroom, the classic Marius Fabre Wall-Mounted Soap Holder is $48 from Boston General Store. (For glamorous soap dishes, see Astier de Villatte’s white-glazed terracotta designs.)
Cheese Storage Bag from Formaticum
Above: Formaticum Cheese Bags are made in France of a special two-ply paper that preserves flavor and allows cheese to breathe; $9 per pack of 15.

Andree Jardin Vintage Inspired French Standig Dustpan Set
Above: Andrée Jardin’s Vintage Inspired French Standing Dustpan Set comes in a slew of colors at Food52; $128.

French Net Market Bags as part of the Remodelista Storage 75 Series
Above: The French string bag is the compact precursor to today’s reusable grocery sack. A simple white French Market Net Bag by Filt is available for $16 via Boston General Store. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista: The Organized Home.
Objects of Use Vinegar Pot
Above: From Poterie Renault near Orléans, a Stoneware Vinegar Pot—for making wine vinegar from wine bottle leftovers—is £70 at Objects of Use in Oxford, England.
Papier D'Armenie Flotsam and Form
Above: Papier D’Armenie is a classic French air freshener with a vanilla scent. Made since 1885 in the Paris suburb of Montrouge, it’s sold as booklets of papers to be torn off and tucked into a drawer or folded into an accordion and burned to chase away kitchen odors. It’s $18 for a set of 3 booklets (each pack has 36 strips), and $60 for a box of 12 booklets (shown) from Flotsam & Fork.

Manufacture de Digoin Oval Yellow Plate and Mustard Jars
Above: Manufacture de Digoin, the oldest pottery studio in the Loire Valley, makes ceramic French essentials in rich colors, like this yellow Oval Plate and small Mustard Jars. We also like their natural Terra Cotta Oven Dish.

Pincinox Stainless Steel Clothespins Flotsam and Fork Remodelista
Above: In addition to hanging laundry, Pincinox Stainless Steel Clothespins are useful as recipe or place-card holders. Made by a family factory in the South of France since 1969, they’re $39 for a pack of 20 at Stainless Steel Pegs.
Dans Le Sac Bread Bag and Jam from Instagram
Above: An all-natural cotton Bread Bag transports bread from the market and keeps loaves fresh for three to four days; handmade by Quebec-based company Dans Le Sac, a boule-size bag is $16 CAD. For more, see Dans Le Sac: Simple Cotton Bread Bags from Quebec.
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